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[movies]Mei Li Isaacson 11Apr2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Mei Li Isaacson was interviewed by Allie Brudney on April 11, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Mei Li Isaacson Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 11, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Urban; Travel; Pesakh; Passover; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Mei Li Isaacson; San Francisco; China; Hampshire College; Urban School; 1990s; 2000s; Chinese American International School; Franz Kafka; Metamorphosis; Yuri Vedenyapin; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 34
[movies]Eva Apfelbaum 2December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Eva Apfelbaum was interviewed on December 2, 2011 by Sara Israel at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Visual Arts; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Western Europe; United States; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Immigration; Migration; Eva Apfelbaum; France; Germany; Environment; India; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 24
[movies]Inessa Slootskin 8July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Inessa Slootskin, retired environmental protection engineer, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on July 8, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Inessa Slootskin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 8, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Rural; Urban; Travel
Downloads: 12
[movies]Rita Licht Rosenthal 22July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Rita Licht Rosenthal, retired social worker, was interviewed by Nina Dabek on July 22, 2013 in Amherst, MA. In this interview, Rita speaks of her family background; how both of her parents emigrated to New York from Galicia. She talks of her early years growing up in the Bronx, learning Yiddish even though her parents spoke only English to her. Later, she speaks to her involvement in creating the Jewish Center and also her involvement in the Women's Movement, as well as transmission of Yiddishka...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish, Jewish culture, Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Feminism; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Urban; Rita Rosenthal; Oleska; Galicia; National Organization for Women; 1930's
Downloads: 17
[movies]David Simon 29Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
David Simon, son of Yiddish author and Jewish educator Solomon Simon, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 29, 2013 in New York City. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Simon Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, New York City, October 29, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Russia; Old Country; Education; Jewish education; United States; America; Jewish Identity; Family traditions; Books; Food; culinary traditions; Pesakh; Passover; Politics and political movements; Immigration; Migration; Radio; Press; Transmission; Theater; Advice; Love; Relationships; Urban
Downloads: 22
[movies]Patricia Becker 7Feb2014 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Patricia Becker was interviewed by Amanda Lundquist on February 17, 2014 at the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit:http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Patricia Becker Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, February 17, 2014...
Keywords: Childhood; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; America; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Detroit; Michigan; Arbeiter Ring; Humanistic Judaism; Birmingham Temple; 1950s; 1960s; present; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 15
[movies]Anthony Russell 9Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Anthony Russell was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 9, 2013 in Oakland, California. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Anthony Russell Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Oakland, California, January 9, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/AnthonyRussell9Jan2013YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center, Anthony Russell; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish. advice; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; hebrew; theater; music; literature; career; professional life; education; religion; ritual; yan kippur; high holidays; United States; Canada; KlezKanada; roots; heritage; anti-semitism; urban; travel; YIVO; singing; song; Yiddish autsong; opera; public library
Downloads: 33
[movies]Mitchell Waife 14March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Mitchell Waife, grandson of Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Aleichem, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 14, 2013 in Lantana, Florida. Mitchell grew up in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. Although his parents never taught him Yiddish or Russian, he was lucky to learn all about his famous grandfather from the late writer's widow, Mitchell's grandmother Olga, who lived with them...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Literature; Eastern Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Urban; Travel; Mitchell Waife; New York City; NYC; Brighton Beach; Sholem Aleichem; Olga Loyev Rabinovitz; Sholem Rabinovich; Russian
Downloads: 44
[movies]Henryk Robak 29Apr2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Henryk Robak was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 29, 2013 in Wroclaw, Poland.  To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Henryk Robak Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Wroclaw, Poland, April 29, 2013. Video recording: https://archive.org/details/HenrykRobak29Apr2013YiddishBookCenter ([date accessed])
Keywords: Henryk Robak; Warsaw; Wroclaw; Poland; Emanuel Ringelblum; Communism; World War Two; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Theater; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 85
[movies]Marlene Hait 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Marlene Hait, raised in a Yiddish home by survivors of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany, Marlene was raised in an observant household amidst the large Jewish community of Toronto. In her interview, Marlene shares her memories of the many Jewish businesses in Toronto's Kensington Market and the large Yiddish shule system in which she received her Jewish education...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Marlene Hait; Toronto; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 43
[movies]Edythe Bloom 02May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Edythe Bloom was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 2, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Edythe Bloom Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 2, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Rural; Urban; Travel; Palestine; Kiev; Allentown PA; Delaware; Haganah; 50s; 40s; Orthodox; Hasdisim; Reform; Social Work; Strudel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 39
[movies]Herman Rotenberg 14May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Herman Rotenberg was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 14, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Herman Rotenberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 14, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories; Jewish identity; Coming back to Yiddish stories; Theater; Music; Film; Press/Radio; Literature; Career and professional life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and Ritual; United States; Politics and political movements; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Herman Rotenberg; 47th avenue; Hungary; Austrio-Hungary; 50s; 60s; Orthodox; Diamond District; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 21
[movies]Lorin Sklamberg 15July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Lorin Sklamberg, lead singer for The Klezmatics and YIVO sound archivist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 15, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Lorin Sklamberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 15, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Hebrew; Dance; Music; Klezmer; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Israel; Zionism; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Urban; Travel; Los Angeles; California; New York City; Michael Alpert; YIVO; KlezKamp; LGBT; feminism; Klezmer Conservatory Band; The Klezmatics; kapelye
Downloads: 24
[movies]Raphael Roginski 5May2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Raphael Roginski was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 5, 2013 in Sejny, Poland. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Raphael Roginski Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Sejny, Poland, May 5, 2013. Video recording: https://archive.org/details/RaphaelRoginski5May2013YiddishBookCenter ([date accessed])
Keywords: Germany; Poland; Podkowa Lesna; Borderlands Project; Fundacja Pogranicze; 1970s; 1980s; 2000s; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Music; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Israel; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Rural; Urban; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 18
[movies]Dolph Klainberg 3December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Dolph Klainberg, retired social worker, was interviewed on December 3, 2012 by Lynn Yanis at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Dolph Klainberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Lynn Yanis, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, December 3, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Dance; Music; Literature; Holocaust; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Dolph Klainberg; Adolf Klainberg; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; International Workers Organization; Workmen's Circle; Argentina; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 77
[movies]Moishe Dolman 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Moishe Dolman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Moishe Dolman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Moishe Dolman; Canada; Montreal; Yidishe Folks Shule; Jewish People's School; 1960s; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Etgar Keret; Leftist Politics; Jacob Glatstein; Jewish Socialist Group; Translator; Translation; Immigration; Migration; Eastern Europe; Canada; Jewish community; Education; Jewish education; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Jewish Identity; Books; Newspapers; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Politics and political movements; Childhood; Theater; Klezmer; Israel; Music; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish revival and activism; Career and Professional Life; Urban
Downloads: 97
[movies]Zachary Baker 10January2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Zachary Baker, Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections at Stanford University, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 10, 2013 at Stanford University. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Zachary Baker Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Stanford University, January 10, 2013...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Hebrew; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; United States; Canada; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Zachary Baker; Montreal; Palo Alto CA; Sholem Aleichem; Stanford University; YIVO; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Communism; Nazi Propaganda; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 16
[movies]Michael Steinlauf 19december2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Michael Steinlauf is an Associate Professor of History at Gratz College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Professor Steinlauf is the only child of Polish Holocaust survivors who survived, in hiding, on Polish soil. (Only about 50-70,000 Jews survived on Polish soil.) His parents were both from Warsaw; his mother went to the University of Warsaw and taught history before she went into hiding. His father was in the Warsaw Ghetto through the great deportation, and then went underground...
Keywords: peretz; diaspora nationalism; poland; polish jews; coney island; krakow jewish cultural festival; teaching; academia; advice; family history and stories; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; yiddish teaching; yiddish learning; yiddish revival and activism; immigration; place; career and professional life; jewish professions; scholarship; holocaust; world war two; education; israel; eastern europe; united states; politics and political movements; transmission; roots/heritage; anti-semitism; jewish community; urban; shtetl; travel; yiddish book center; national yiddish book center; wexler oral history project
Downloads: 162
[movies]Bina Addes 4Oct2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Bina Addes, Wexler Oral History Project Oral Historian and child of Holocaust survivors, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on October 4, 2012 in Amherst, MA. Bina was born in 1947 in a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany, where she spent the first couple years of her life. Her parents were both from Poland and each lost members of their immediate families before and during the Holocaust; Bina's maternal grandfather was killed in a pogrom when her mother was two years of age...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; World War Two; Germany; Poland; Jewish Community of Amherst; JCA; Holocaust; World Was II; Zionism; Second Generation; Conservative; Reconstructionist; Bina Addes
Downloads: 22
[movies]Dorota Liliental 1May2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Dorota Liliental was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 1, 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Dorota Liliental Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Warsaw, Poland, May 1, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/DorotaLiliental1May2013YiddishBookCenter ([date accessed])
Keywords: Dorota Liliental; Warsaw; Poland; Berkeley; California; Regina Liliental; Regina Lilientalowa; Feminism; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; Film; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 20
[movies]David Mazower 28march2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
David Mazower is the great-grandson of acclaimed Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Asch. Mazower, who was raised and still lives in England, tells of his own background and encounters with Yiddish alongside stories of his great grandfather. Interestingly, on both sides of his family Mazower has strong Yiddish ties. His great grandfather on his father’s side, Max Mazower, was a Bundist active in Vilna at the turn of the 20th Century...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; National Yiddish Book Center; books; Yiddish culture: theatre; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish language; old country; Holocaust; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish identity; Yiddish learning; theater; literature; ethnography; scholarship; education; religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; Feminism; United States; transmission; roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of; urban; shtetl; Kutno; Poland; London; England; Abraham Cahan; Marc Chagall; God of Vengeance; Yiddish Translation; gender
Downloads: 501
[movies]Diane Cypkin 8August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Diane Cypkin, a performer and professor of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts at Pace University, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 8, 2013, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Diane describes her parents’ lives in Lithuania and the vibrancy of pre-war Jewish life in Kovno (modern-day Kaunas). When the Soviets invaded Lithuania as part of their agreement with Nazi Germany, Diane’s father, a manufacturer of children’s clothing, conspired with his own workers t...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; song; singing; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; World War Two; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Yiddish personalities; Urban; Shtetl; Kovno; Lithuania; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 54
[movies]Joel Halpern 4March2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Joel Halpern, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, focused on his childhood and Jewish stories from his career and anthropological field work. His paternal background came from Austro-Hungarian Galicia at the turn of the twentieth century, and his maternal grandparents from Lithuania at the end of the nineteenth century. Both his parents were born and later lived in the New York area...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Family traditions; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Gaelic; Bronx; NY; Lekenik; Croatia; Serbia; Alaska; Orasac; Fiddler on the Roof; Communist Party; UMass Amherst; Anthropology
Downloads: 121
[movies]Bernard Hammer 12December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Bernard Hammer was interviewed on December 12, 2012 in Chicago, IL by Christa Whitney. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Bernard Hammer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Chicago, IL, December 12, 2012. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/BernardHammer12december2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Career and Professional Life; Israel; Feminism; United States; Latin America; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Eastern Europe; Hebrew; Other languages; Yiddish teaching; Synagogue; shul; temple; Bernard Hammer; Law; Lawyer; Chicago; Polish; US Army; GI Bill; Charity; Mexico; Spanish; Buenos Aires; Argentina; Ladino; Sarajevo; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 64
[movies]Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene 30Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene, Lithuanian student of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 30, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 30, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Visual Arts; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Vilnius; Vilna; Vilne; Lithuania; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; Vilnius University; 1991; 1990s; 2000s; Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene; Soviet Occupation; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 63
[movies]Fira Bramson 2August2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Fira Bramson, former bibliographer of the Judaica collection of the Lithuanian National Archives, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 2, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Fira spent her childhood and young adulthood in Kaunas, Lithuania. Both Yiddish and Russian were spoken in her home. When the Nazis invaded Lithuania, Fira and a group of her school friends fled across the border to the Soviet Union...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Russia; USSR; Aaron Lansky; Max Weinreich; Lithuanian National Library; YIVO; Bibliography; Bibliographer; Archivist; Archive; Library
Downloads: 34
[movies]Walter Sztajnberg 18Aug2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Walter Sztajnberg, Yidish-Vokh 2013 participant, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 18, 2013 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Walter Sztajnberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Reisterstown, Maryland, August 18, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Music; Klezmer; Film; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Latin America; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Rio de Janeiro; Brasil; Brazil; Yidish-Vokh; Yugntruf; National Jewish Lawyers in Brazil
Downloads: 10
[movies]Miriam Bienstock 17nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Miriam Bienstock, co-founder of the record label Atlantic Records, grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She often frequented the Yiddish theatre, and Yiddishkeyt was an integral part of her childhood experience. Miriam reflects on the difficulties of being a female executive in the 40s and 50s, and tells stories of the celebrities she was friends with over her lifetime. Finally, Miriam shares her observations on how Jewish culture has changed over her lifetime...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Music; Theater; Dance; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Jewish holidays; Israel; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Urban; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Atlantic Records; Elvis Presley; Isadore Duncan
Downloads: 129
[movies]Selma Gordon 12July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Selma Gordon was born in 1918 in New Jersey and lived in New York. Her mother was from an orthodox family and was quite religious; her father was a free-thinker and was not interested in the religious traditions. He had a desire for her to learn not only to speak but to read and write Yiddish, so he sent her to a Yiddish shule. She had a rich cultural life - music, theater, film, art - both Yiddish and secular...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; Film; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Youth group; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Selma Gordon; Lodz; Manhattan; Brooklyn; Bronx; Hashomer Hatzair; 1918-1928; present; Hashomer Hatzair; Zionism; Orthodox; Reform; Conservative Judaism
Downloads: 15
[movies]Norman Feinberg 28october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Norman Feinberg, retired college professor of music at Mercy College, is the youngest son of the late Leon Feinberg, Yiddish poet, author of many books, and regional editor for the Yiddish paper Der Tog. Norman recounts how his father came to the United States, first at age 14, alone, to follow his father, and the second time after graduating from Moscow University, once the family had become disillusioned with Communism...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish personalities; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; immigration migration and place; literature; press/radio; education; religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Russia; New York City; United States and Canada; politics and political movements; Jewish communities; urban; shtetl; Marc Chagall; Albert Einstein; Maurice Schwartz; Itsik Manger; Sholem Ash; Der Tog; Freiheit; children of Yiddish personalities
Downloads: 94
[movies]Liba Augenfeld 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Liba Augenfeld- Vilna-native, former Jewish partisan and prominent Yiddish cultural activist after immigrating to Montreal - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Liba Augenfeld Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Yiddish speaker; Yiddish language; Literature; Education; Eastern Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Urban; Anti-Semitism; Advice; song; singing; Holocaust; Jewish education; Zionism; Western Europe; Liba Augenfeld; Chaim Grade; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Poland; Bund; Warsaw; Lodz; Spanish Civil War; Polish; Russian; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Montreal; Talking Books Project; Abraham Karpinowitz; Avrom Sutzkever; Abraham Sutzkever; Partisan; Vilna Ghetto
Downloads: 71
[movies]Jonathan Morse 15october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Jonathan, former Major Gifts Officer at the Book Center, discussed his family's background (E. Europe and Austria); his childhood in Long Island, dinners with his grandparents and centrality of family in his life, his lasting friendships from his childhood. He also discussed going to school at University of Vermont, new surroundings, feeling alienated, experiencing distrust from non-Jewish students...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; United States; Roots/heritage; Education; Maine; Yiddish Book Center; fundraising; University of Vermont; business
Downloads: 44
[movies]Anita Barlow 10October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Anita Barlow was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 10, 2013, in Edmond, Oklahoma. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anita Barlow Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Edmond, Oklahoma, October 10, 2013...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Theater; song; singing; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Soviet Union; United States; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Rural; Jewish community; Kazakhstan; Paris; France; Oklahoma City; Oklahoma; HIAS; Forverts; Jewish Daily Forward; 1940s; 1950s; 2010s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 17
[movies]Barnett Zumoff 4December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Dr. Barnett Zumoff, a medical doctor by profession and a Yiddish translator and activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney, December 4, 2013, at his office at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. Dr. Zumoff begins by describing his family background. His father’s father, though born in Mogilev (presently Belarus), moved to Kiev early in his life. He later started a soap factory in that city, and for a time the family prospered...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Other languages; Press; Literature; Newspapers; Poetry; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Pesakh; Passover; United States; Summer camp; Yiddish personalities; Urban; Shtetl; Brooklyn; New York City; New York; Yosl Mlotek; Avram Sutzkever; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; Congress for Jewish Culture; Kultur Kongres; Forward Association; Forverts; Yiddish Daily Forward; Jewish Daily Forward; Camp Kinderring; 1930s; 1983; 1980s; socialism; translation; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 33
[movies]Jeffrey Veidlinger 19December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Professor Jeffrey Veidlinger was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 19, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C. Veidlinger's interview begins with a detailed description of his family's background, beginning with his paternal heritage in Hungary and then moving on to his maternal heritage which is grounded in Canada, though it reaches back to Poland. Growing up, Veidlinger explains, his home felt very Jewish...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Youth group; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Ukraine; Jewish History; Jeffrey Veidlinger; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 74
[movies]Albert Berkowitz 13october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Albert Berkowitz was a docent at the Yiddish Book Center for ten years. He began by talking about his family, especially his grandmother (the only of that generation he ever knew) from Rumania. He described how his grandmother came to Staten Island with her children (some by marriage - she had three husbands, all of whom she outlived - and some her own) after selling all of her assets after her third husband died...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Urban; Assimilation; Washington; D.C; Classical music; philharmonic; New York City; U.S. Maritime service; docent; English tutor; Tibet; literacy; mamaliga; Ploesti; Rumania; grandmother; kosher; shabbes; chorus; Young at Heart
Downloads: 75
[movies]Phyllis Herda 09Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Phyllis Herda was interviewed by Sara Israel on March 9, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Phyllis Herda Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sara Israel, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 9, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Jewish community; Urban; Yiddish language; Jewish Identity; Childhood; Religion and ritual; Pesakh; Passover; Jewish education; Education; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike United States; Yiddish Book Center; Feminism; Israel; Zionism; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Advice; Eastern Europe; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Phyllis Herda; Massachusetts; Chelsea MA; Medford MA; Bat Mitzvah; Michael Bloomberg; Schirlif School; Girl Scouts; Young Judaea; Conversion; Library; Jewish Community of Amherst; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 33
[movies]Murray Lubin 13July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Murray Lubin was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 13, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Murray Lubin grew up in New York shifting his time between the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His mother was born in Poland and was the last one of her family to arrive in the United States. Murray carefully explains the system of saving money to bring an individual family member over to the United States at the start of his interview...
Keywords: Murray Lubin; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Urban; Other Jewish languages; Assimilation; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Roots/heritage; Rozwadow; Poland; Russia; 1917 Revolution; Williamsburg; Lower East Side; 1948; rock candy; Bialystoker Synagogue; Chasidic; Yeshiva; Americanized; Brooklyn Technical High School; Forverts; print; type; linotype; union; typesetting; hot type; cold type
Downloads: 60
[movies]Moishe Rosenfeld 13June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Moishe Rosenfeld, founder of Golden Land Concerts & Connections, a New York City-based booking agency for Jewish performing arts, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on June 13, 2012 in New York, New York. Moishe grew up in Montreal. His mother, Sara Rosenfeld, was an important Yiddish cultural organizer there. He has worked in Yiddish theater and film for much of his life. Following a minor acting stint, he worked with his cousin Zalman Mlotek co-producing Yiddish events, including the play "The G...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Theater; Music; Film; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Canada; Summer camp; Jewish education; Urban; Klezmer; Childhood; Yiddish speaker; Moishe Rosenfeld; Montreal; New York City; Dora Wasserman; WEVD; Camp Hemshekh; Folksbiene; Yosl Mlotek; Bund; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; Zalmen Mlotek; Sholom Secunda; Ida Kaminska; Berta Gersten; Jacob Ben-Ami; Joseph Buloff; Woody Allen; Meryl Streep; Crossing Delancey; Molly Picon; New York Yiddish Film Festival; Itzhak Perlman; Seymour Rexite; Jacques Levy; Forverts; Yiddish Forward; Sara Rosenfeld; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 25
[movies]Fred Irving 16February2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Fred Irving was interviewed by Allie Brudney on February 16, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center. Fred Irving spends the first half of his interview describing his time as a prisoner of war (POW) during World War II. Fred volunteered to be a navigator in the air corps of the US military. While on a mission to bomb a synthetic oil field, his plane was shot down over Hungary. Fred managed to parachute out of the plane and survived, only to endure more horrors...
Keywords: Childhood; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Jewish education; Eastern Europe; Advice; Religion and ritual; Western Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Assimilation; Soviet Union; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish community; Travel; Fred Irving; Air Force; Prisoner of War; Military; General Patton; Army; 1940s; Unitarianism; Brown University; Providence RI; Rhode Island; Tuskegee Airmen; Navigator; British; German; Nuremberg; Bar Mitzvah; Jamaica; Hungary; Germany; Iceland; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 58
[movies]Paul Berg 26Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Paul Berg was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 26, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Paul Berg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 26, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/PaulBerg26jul2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Latin America; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Love/Relationships; Yiddish speaker; Bronx; New York City; New York; NY; NYC; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; San Diego; Mexico; Paul Berg; Michigan; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 60
[movies]Hanna Palmon 26Apr2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Hanna Palmon was interviewed by Allie Brudney on April 26, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Hanna Palmon Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 26, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Other languages; Literature; Poetry; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Urban; Travel; Newton MA; Tel Aviv; Haifa; Arbeter Ring; Brandeis University; 2000s; 1960s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 56
[movies]Eva Raby 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Eva Raby, former director of the Montreal Jewish Public Library, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Eva Raby Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Hebrew; Canada; Yiddish personalities; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Urban; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Jewish education; Eastern Europe; Eva Raby; Russian; Montreal; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; Bialystock; Rachel Korn; Avrom Reisen; Avrom Sutskever; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Yidishe folks shuln; Jewish People's Schools; Labor Zionism; YIVO; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Katshorginsky; Lenin; Trotsky; Publishing; Ruth Wisse; Aaron Lansky; Yiddish Talking Books; Kinder Klangen; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 22
[movies]Harvey Horn 15July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Harvey Horn was interviewed on July 15, 2011 by Hillary Ossip at the Yiddish Book Center. Harvey Horn’s interview begins with a brief overview of his family’s history with details about his maternal grandparent’s immigration from Russia and his paternal family’s move from Poland. Harvey recalls a trip to his paternal grandparent’s home town in Poland; a trip that took them to an abandoned area with only a blue and white door standing in memory of the six thousand Jews that were killed...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Borough Park; Brooklyn; Orthodox; Bragin- shtetl; Pearl Harbor; Army Cadet; fifteenth air force; Goldfish- Silver Boot; 1942; B-17; Prisoner of War (POW); Berga- Concentration camp; Italy; Germany; Harry Truman; PTSD; Shabbat; Passover; socialist; Coney Island; Dalhart; Texas; Family history and stories re. ancestors; World War Two; Childhood; Career and Professional Life; Western Europe; United States; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Shtetl; Travel; Jewish holidays; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Holocaust; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Harvey Horn
Downloads: 54
[movies]Peter Sokolow 5December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Peter Sokolow, a full-time professional musician active in Klezmer revival, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 5, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. Peter had a secular upbringing in Brooklyn. His father was a piano teacher while his mother was what he calls an "armchair communist." Peter speaks of his parents as highly assimilated and describes how growing up he had very little exposure to Yiddish culture and music...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish speaker; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Jewish holidays; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Jewish resorts; Yiddish personalities; Urban; Love; Relationships; Brooklyn; New York; New York City; Catskills; Dave Tarras; Hankus Netsky; Frank London; Michael Winegrad; Henry Sapoznik; Klez Kamp; Klez Kanada; YIVO; McCarthy Era; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1980s; communism; Hasidism; hadisim; orthodox; club date; wedding; yontef; simkhe; simcha; piano; clarinet; jazz saxophone; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 43
[movies]Helen Yelen 8July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Helen is Lesley (the oral historian's) great-aunt. She is 94 years old. She was born in 1917 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her mother was quite sick throughout most of Helen's life; she had tuberculosis and Helen and her siblings spent some time living with their grandfathers and other relatives. This was how Helen learned to understand Yiddish. Her parents didn't speak it at home, but her grandfathers and other relatives did...
Keywords: Helen Yelen; Williamsburg; Brooklyn; Brownsville; Spring Valley; Bellerose; Queens; Niagara Falls; Toronto; Israel; Ethel Rosenberg; B'nai Brith; Anti-Defamation League; United Jewish Appeal; Brooklyn Museum; Davenport Theater; Ambassador Movie Theater; The Chocolate Shop; E. J. Korvette; American league Against War and Fascism; Orthodox; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Music; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 67
[movies]Herb Molin 06Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Herbert (Herb) Molin, a former lawyer for the City of New York and a staunch believer in the importance of Yiddishkeit, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on July 6, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Herb’s mother was from Ukraine and his father was from Poland. Both were born into religious families but discarded religion and adopted secular Yiddishkeit, which Herb still strongly espouses...
Keywords: Immigration; Migration; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Newspapers; Politics and political movements; Books; Jewish education; Education; Summer camp; World War Two; Anti-Semitism; Israel; Hebrew; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Theater; Urban; United States; Advice; Career and Professional Life; Herb Molin; IWO; International Workers Order; Freiheit; Der Tog; Sholem Aleichem; IWO Shule; Great Depression; Camp Kinderland; Progressive Party; Henry Wallace; 1930s; 1940s; Father Charles Coughlin; Vito Marcantonio; Queens College; New York City; Astoria; NYC; Barack Obama; Peekskill; Paul Robeson; 1950s; 1960s; Bar Mitzvah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 62
[movies]Arturo Kerbel-Shein 16August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Arturo Kerbel-Shein, Yiddish language activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 16, 2013 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Arturo grew up in a suburb of Mexico City in a heavily culturally-oriented Jewish home. His family has been in Mexico for several generations and is a part of the vibrant Mexican Jewish community which he describes in his interview...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish learning; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Hebrew; Klezmer; Books; Holocaust; Education; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Israel; Zionism; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Arturo Kerbel-Shein; Mexico City; Mexico; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Yidishism; Yiddishism; Yiddish activism; Centro Deportivo; Sports Center; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Integration
Downloads: 44
[movies]Sean Sidky 15July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Sean Sidky was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 15, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Sean Sidky has spent most of his life in Sydney, Australia, where his mother is a Yiddish professor. He was a Steiner summer student at the Yiddish Book Center the summer of 2011. Sean was born in Ohio, where his father (of Afghani decent) is a professor. After a few years in Oxford, England, he moved to Australia where his mother had been offered a Yiddish teaching position...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Sean Sidky; Australia; Steiner Summer Program; Ohio; Sydney; Melbourne; Dovid Bergelson; I.L. Peretz; Sholem Aleichem; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Literature; Books; Scholarship; Academia; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Music; Film; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; Education; Jewish holidays; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Urban; Travel; Israel
Downloads: 38
[movies]David Berg 20August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
David Berg, a South Philadelphia native, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 20, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. In his interview, David talks about his childhood in Jewish South Philadelphia. He recalls the unique row home shuls which lined his block and talks about his own efforts to save his childhood synagogue. In addition, David speaks more broadly about the history of Jews and Jewish culture in Philadelphia...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Music; Klezmer; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Pesakh; Passover; Simchat Torah; Simkhas torah; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Old Country; Eastern Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation
Downloads: 23
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